Street Scene

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Music by: Kurt Weill

Lyrics by: Langston Hughes

Based on the play by: Elmer Rice

In an epic collaboration with ISU Music’s Opera Studio, youthful desire, forbidden love, and brutal vengeance simmer to an explosion in the diverse melting pot of a 1940s New York City tenement. Soaring operatic arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug. With numbers such as “Lonely House” and “Moon-faced, Starry-eyed, ”this majestic production won Best Original Score at the 1947 Tony Awards.

Curriculum Connections | History; Immigration; Opera; Urban Life; 1940s

Grade Levels | 9-12

This performance will be at Fisher Theatre.